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Old 03-10-2015, 06:18 PM
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Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC "following a fracas" with a producer.

The corporation said the presenter had been suspended "pending an investigation".

"No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday," it said.

Clarkson was given what he called his "final warning" last May after claims he used a racist word while filming the popular BBC motoring show.

At the time, he said the BBC had told him he would be sacked if he made "one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time".
Wow would the BBC really risk risking the world's most popular show?
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:41 PM
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They'd be shooting themselves in the foot by cancelling the show - killing the goose that lays golden eggs and all that...
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Even still, Jeremy Clarkson acts like he can do/say whatever he wants with zero consequences.
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Even still, Jeremy Clarkson acts like he can do/say whatever he wants with zero consequences.
While I like his role in the Top Gear series, I'd agree with that a lot.
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While I like his role in the Top Gear series, I'd agree with that a lot.
Jalopnik put together a nice list:

http://jalopnik.com/all-the-times-je...ate-1690580901
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Even still, Jeremy Clarkson acts like he can do/say whatever he wants with zero consequences.
Unfortunately, he is not the only one. Being a super star means exactly that, and yes, Top Gear is Clarkson, so no TG without him.
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Unfortunately, he is not the only one. Being a super star means exactly that, and yes, Top Gear is Clarkson, so no TG without him.
Not true in the context of television programming. I can think of a number people formerly on television who lost their job and/or their programming for their remarks or behavior.

...and "super star" is stretching it when it comes to Clarkson.
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Not true in the context of television programming. I can think of a number people formerly on television who lost their job and/or their programming for their remarks or behavior.

...and "super star" is stretching it when it comes to Clarkson.
Well, I do agree to a certain extent on other people, but IMO Top Gear relies so much on the characters of the presenters, and Clarkson not despite but because of his surely controversial character stands out. No other car program has a even comparable cult status, despite actually not being a classic car program but much more an entertainment show. Yes, it is staged, yes it is controversial, and ye, basically every car maker/country/profession has been insulted at least once, but that's part of the whole.

And when it comes to motor journalists, IMO Clarkson is the best known character world wide, so that qualifies him for a super star status in this field. Just look at the media coverage of him being suspended, it is in nearly every news program world wide, even in countries (like Austria) where TG isn't even shown on regular TV....
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I'll give you that in the context of automotive journalism. My point re: superstar was that if you don't follow the automotive industry (whether or not TG is broadcast in your country), most people would not know who he is.
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Clarkson is the show and the BBC is dumb as bricks in not playing up his snide arrogance as a celebrated feature. INSTEAD they decide to piss on and piss off fans. BBC suspending Clarkson had better be a publicity stunt because if not they are RUINING the show.

Whoever he had the fracas with deserved it and should be fired for being an idiot.
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